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I like that OTC socks stay up the whole day, but my calves and shins itch horribly after I take them off.
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Over-the-calf or mid-calf for me.  If, like me, you like the color of the socks to match the color of your trousers you often have to take what you can find.

 

The interference with trouser drape is a real problem these days, owed in large measure to (1) the prevalence of very lightweight cloth (you’ll see suiting at 9 oz. these days; 120 years ago that would have been shirting), and (2) the current fashion for tight-fitting trousers (Suit Supply, I’m talking to you …).

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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OTC for "smart" clothing, and whatever for casual wear. I would prefer OTC for everything, but interesting casual socks are almost never offered in that length.
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Or just walking around the house in your socks because you're too lazy to go and get your slippers.  Anyway, maybe enough foot hygiene sharing.

 

I have a question, Noodlers:

 

If I want to buy my better half some nice welted shoes, I know she likes some of the more girly and colourful versions of brogued oxfords made by Church's or Cheaney (above).  But they're pretty hard to find on sale, and frankly I'm not paying full price or anything near it for something I'm not sure she'll wear a lot, or might decide are uncomfortable and not for her.  

 

So, what are my other options for ladies' shoes in classic men's styles?  Has to be leather/suede, has to be decent construction (no glued lookalikes), leather or rubber sole is OK.  And she seems to like brogues.

 

Have you thought of AE?

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Any recommendations for belts? I'm looking for a black leather belt. I have a brown belt I like that I got from Meermin a while back with a pair of shoes, but I don't feel like paying international shipping for only a belt. Thanks in advance

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Alden makes a nice belt. AE makes a slightly less nice belt.
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Any recommendations for belts? I'm looking for a black leather belt. I have a brown belt I like that I got from Meermin a while back with a pair of shoes, but I don't feel like paying international shipping for only a belt. Thanks in advance

 

I like the Italian calfskin ones from Brooks Brothers.  About $90 during one of the many 30% off sales.

 

AE belts are a little wide for a dress belt to wear with a suit.

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Thanks. Ill be on the lookout for a brooks sale.

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Thanks. Ill be on the lookout for a brooks sale.

25% off right now.
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Any recommendations for belts? I'm looking for a black leather belt. I have a brown belt I like that I got from Meermin a while back with a pair of shoes, but I don't feel like paying international shipping for only a belt. Thanks in advance

You should check out equus (www.equusleather.co.uk)
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Have you thought of AE?

 

They used to do online MTO where you could put in some interesting colours, and small enough sizes (US men's 5.5/US ladies 7.5/UK4.5/Euro 37.5), as I said.  But it's gone.  Do they actually make a ladies' range anywhere?

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+1 to equus. I rarely wear belts nowadays but on the days where I like a belt, equus does the job great.

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I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.

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I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.

 

I have a suede Carmina belt that is awesome.   Love it.

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I just noticed Skoak is selling Carmina belts for $105 w/free shipping. I don't know why I'm drawn to belts from shoemakers, but I am.

 

Site says 130 Euros..what am I doing wrong?!

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